ABAC Introduces New Bachelor’s Degree in Business

| March 28, 2014

TIFTON—For the first time ever, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economic Development according to an announcement by ABAC President David Bridges at a news conference March 25, in Lewis Hall.

“This is another history-making day for ABAC,” Bridges said. “Not only can students earn a business degree, but they can couple it with many of our other degrees like Agriculture or

Communications to earn a degree in Ag Business or Business Communications. This provides new options for our bachelor’s degree students.”

Dill and Susan Driscoll, Deans of the Stafford School of Business at ABAC, were almost ecstatic with the endless possibilities the new degree offers.

“We can truly focus on creating an educational track that fits the student’s needs versus a pre-set curriculum such as marketing, accounting, or finance,” Susan Driscoll said. “This degree is perfect for students who want to be managers of a business or create successful new businesses. Then we have the economic development courses for those who want to focus on building great communities through that avenue.”

After almost two years at the helm of the Stafford School of Business, they see the new bachelor’s degree giving them the impetus they need to open the doors to the future for ABAC
business majors.

“This degree makes the Stafford School of Business a legitimate resource for training future business leaders,” Susan Driscoll said. “This is a win for our students as well as for our
local businesses in that we can prepare great business leaders for our area.”

ABAC now offers bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Diversified Agriculture, Turfgrass and Golf Course Management, Natural Resource Management with majors in Forestry and Wildlife
and Rural Studies which offers concentrations in Writing and Communications, Social and Community Development, and Politics and Modern Cultures. Students can enroll in classes for the new business degree in the summer term, which begins June 2 or the fall semester, which begins Aug. 13.

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